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Brooklyn Nutcracker, the unorthodox adaptation of a classic

VIDEO: “The Brooklyn Nutcracker”: The unorthodox adaptation of a classic

At the Irondale Theater in Downtown Brooklyn, Lynn Parkerson observes, corrects, perfects and stops the show. Wednesday was the last rehearsal of “The Brooklyn Nutcracker,” and it had to be as accurate as the show that about 60 dancers will perform in from Dec. 7 to 16. … Full Article

Move over, Rockefeller Center: Brooklyn’s tallest Christmas tree comes with live reindeer and free booze

The Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree may be receiving all of the attention lately, but across the river in Downtown Brooklyn, there’s an equally impressive tree.   … Full Article

Rare, tiny African feline on display at Prospect Park Zoo

A black-footed cat, Africa’s smallest species of wild feline, is on display at Wildlife Conservation Society’s Prospect Park Zoo. Also known as small-spotted cats, black-footed cats are native to the arid open savanna and grassland areas of southern Africa. … Full Article

Narrows Community Theater brings ‘A Wonderful Life’ to Bay Ridge for holiday season

Narrows Community Theater (NCT) has a special present for Brooklyn theater lovers this holiday season. The Bay Ridge-based theater company is presenting “A Wonderful Life” for those who need a reminder of the joy of Christmas. … Full Article

Santa Claus is coming to Park Slope this Saturday

Santa Claus is coming to Park Slope and he’s not riding in a sleigh this time. He’s traded in his sleigh and reindeers for a spiffy, shiny, vintage, ‘57 pink Cadillac convertible.  In years past Santa has ridden in other vehicles including a 1968 Oldsmobile … Full Article

Party for the Girls: The Other Side Winterfest Festival at Brooklyn Brewery

After a year of scandals, this seems like a particularly good time for a party honoring an organization helping girls from Brooklyn to India to learn the value of education and self-respect. … Full Article
Metal yoga, the enlightenment and darkness conjunction

VIDEO: Metal yoga, the enlightenment and darkness conjunction

In the backstage of the Cobra Club in Bushwick, a group of people come together to practice a series of postures and progressive movements, synchronized with breathing to balance body, soul and spirit. … Full Article

Brooklyn photographer captures toy soldiers fighting history’s battles

In a house on Staten Island, the battles of World War I and World War II, the American West, the Middle Ages and the Middle East still rage — in realistic dioramas made of antique toy soldiers set up inside large display cases. … Full Article

Photos: Autumn splendor at Green-Wood Cemetery

The scenery's to die for. Famed Green-Wood Cemetery is a fine place for leaf peeping. And it's not too late to take your own autumnal walk among the tombstones if you haven't yet had a chance to do so.    … Full Article

Annual Yoswein Turkey Classic heads indoors for a round of shuffleboard

On a chill November night, a Brooklyn reporter crossed the Union Street Bridge over the Gowanus Canal, heading toward Red Hook. Whom should he encounter, going in the opposite direction, but the Chairman of the Brooklyn Democratic Party Frank Seddio? … Full Article

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